On Wednesday, 10 February, students and staff of St John Paul II Catholic College gathered for an Ash Wednesday liturgy at both campuses to receive their ashes and reflect on the importance of such an event in the Catholic calendar. Readings and stories were shared to signify the meaning of Ash Wednesday and Lent before students received ashes on their foreheads.
The Liturgies ended with an introduction to Project Compassion 2016. Each year the College raises money for Project Compassion, aiming to raise more money than the last year. Students are encouraged to donate money to the Project Compassion boxes in their homerooms that then contributes to the total funds raised per each year group.